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Corn Mar '22 (ZCH22)

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Corn Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Closes in Red

Corn futures head into the weekend with 5 1/4 to 14 1/2 cent losses on Friday. July futures were the weakest on the day, reducing the inverse to 74.75 cents. Despite the double digit loss on the last day of the week, July corn was still up 1 3/4 cents from Friday to Friday. December futures were up 19 ½ cents for the week. 

USDA’s weekly drought report noted that 35% of US corn area is experiencing some form of drought, which was up from a 24% reading last week. The updated 7-day QPF shows a return to dryness for the coming week after several areas got good rain totals this week and some were in fact flooding.  

CFTC data showed managed money funds were 275,599 contracts net long as of 6/8. That was a 14,337 contract weaker net long vs. the previous week as spec fund OI dropped 1,533 contracts. Commercial positions added longs, reducing their net short to 603,651 contracts. 

Buenos Aires Grains Exchange updated their 2020/21 corn production forecast to 48 MMT. They... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Corn
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Tick Size
1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Trading Hours
7:00p.m. - 7:45a.m. and 8:30a.m. - 1:20p.m. (Settles 1:15p.m.) (Sun-Fri) CST
Exchange
CBOT
Point Value
$50
Margin/Maintenance
$2,337/2,125
First Notice Date
02/28/22 (260 days)
Expiration Date
03/14/22 (274 days)

Seasonal Chart

Corn Mar '22
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Mar Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jun 8, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
845,730 (+9,152)
1,227,897 (-13,764)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
519,602 (-11,736)
91,174 (+12,212)
Producers - Long / Short
519,244 (+10,853)
1,159,338 (-15,598)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
299,352 (-1,014)
41,425 (+2,521)
Managed Money - Long / Short
308,049 (-7,005)
30,496 (+5,542)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
211,553 (-4,731)
60,678 (+6,670)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
507-2 +15.77%
on 05/26/21
633-0 -7.23%
on 06/10/21
+39-2 (+7.16%)
since 05/14/21
3-Month
457-4 +28.36%
on 03/30/21
640-4 -8.31%
on 05/07/21
+100-6 (+20.71%)
since 03/12/21
52-Week
367-0 +60.01%
on 06/26/20
640-4 -8.31%
on 05/07/21
+204-0 (+53.23%)
since 06/12/20

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Corn Closes in Red

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Shootin' the Bull

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Monthly and Daily charts

Soybeans Dropping at Midday

So far soybeans are 24 to 38 ¼ cents weaker. Old crop futures are down the most so far with July 2.5% weaker. Soymeal futures prices are trading $2.80 to $3.10 in the red. Soybean oil futures are down...

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ZSPX21US.CM : 13.8654 (-1.53%)
Wheat Working Lower so far

Midday wheat prices are trading in the red so far. SRW is down 6 1/4 to 7 1/2 cents so far. Friday HRW prices are 6 3/4 to 8 cents in the red. Spring wheat futures are the weakest, with midday losses of...

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KEPAWS.CM : 6.0718 (-0.37%)
MWN21 : 745-2 (-2.55%)

Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Maximum Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 649-3
2nd Resistance Point 637-1
1st Resistance Point 626-5
Last Price 587-2
1st Support Level 603-7
2nd Support Level 591-5
3rd Support Level 581-1

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52-Week High 640-4
Last Price 587-2
Fibonacci 61.8% 536-0
Fibonacci 50% 503-6
Fibonacci 38.2% 471-4
52-Week Low 367-0

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